Vinegar or acetic acid is one of those ingredients lying around in your house that has magical powers. Vinegar has multiple uses around the household; it can be used not only for cooking but also for a lot of cleaning purposes. In this blog, we will discuss the numerous ways in which you can use vinegar to clean your bathroom. You obviously cannot carry out these cleaning processes without vinegar, so if you are looking to buy some, we suggest Health kart natural white vinegar. Click here to see its page on amazon.
Table of Contents
- How to clean floor tiles with vinegar
- How to clean wall tiles with vinegar
- How to clean grout with vinegar
- How to clean faucets with vinegar
- How to clean the drain with vinegar
- How to clean washbasin with the help of vinegar
- How to clean stains with the help of vinegar
- How to clean the toilet bowl with vinegar
- How to clean drain strainers with vinegar
- How to clean glass shelves and Windows with vinegar
- How to clean a bathroom shower curtain with vinegar
- How to clean bathtub with vinegar
- How to clean showerhead with vinegar
How to clean floor tiles with vinegar
When we are talking about just mopping the bathroom floor, all you need to do is add a few cups of vinegar in a bucket full of water. Dip your mop into this solution and mop the bathroom. Do not completely squeeze the mop while mopping as we are aiming to spread this solution evenly over the tiles. Let this solution sit over the tiles for about 20 minutes. In the next round, you can just go ahead and rinse your bathroom floor. End with sprinkling baking soda for the tiles to neutralize the vinegar. This step is important because vinegar is essentially an acid and can be abrasive for your tiles. It can harm your tiles because it could erode away the polish which can lead to breaking or discolouring of the tiles. If you see that there is much more dirt and grease which could not be cleaned up by the process mentioned above, then you need to kick it up a notch. In half a bucket full of water, add 5 cups of vinegar. Pour this over the bathroom floor and let it sit for half an hour. The next step is to sprinkle baking soda over this vinegar. If you still notice some stains around, then take a sponge and gently scrub that area. Finish with rinsing the floor properly and drying it with the help of a good towel.
How to clean wall tiles with vinegar
In a spray bottle, mix equal parts vinegar and water. Spray this over the tiles and let it sit for 20 minutes. Take a sponge and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse with warm water and with the help of a towel, dab it till it is dry. For next-level cleaning, spray the vinegar and water and let it sit for 30 minutes. After that, sprinkle baking soda on the tiles and scrub them properly. Pour warm water and clean the tiles. Take a towel and dab the tiles until they are dry.
How to clean grout with vinegar
All you need to do is heat the vinegar. Then using a cotton swab or some other instrument, carefully apply the warm vinegar on the grout. Make sure this solution does not reach the other parts of the tile. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then sprinkle baking soda over the grout. If you feel that the ground is still dirty, scrub using a toothbrush. We are using a toothbrush specifically because it can reach the narrow parts of the grout without harming the surrounding tile material. You may go ahead and skip using the baking powder and instead just pour boiling hot water over the grout. If you are using baking soda, you may clean with water of any temperature. Wipe the grout properly with the help of a towel till it is dry.
How to clean faucets with vinegar
The methods which we are going to discuss in this section, work exceptionally well for hard water stains. Before you dive into cleaning your faucets with abrasive material, you need to make sure that the polish of your faucet will not corrode easily. In the first method, all you need to do is dip a towel into vinegar and wipe the faucet still it is clean. Your towel can be made of paper or cloth. It will be best to use a microfiber cloth. The one we suggest is a very good microfiber cloth known E-cloth (U. K.) microfiber kitchen cleaning cloth. Click here to check it out on Amazon.
The Other method is to spray vinegar directly on the faucet and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then wipe the faucet with a good towel. The end process for both these methods is the same. You need to neutralize the vinegar with the help of baking soda. You may directly sprinkle the baking soda on the faucet or you can mix equal parts baking soda and water to make a paste and apply that on the faucet. Then with the help of warm water clean your faucet for the last time. You absolutely need to dry your faucet with the help of a very good quality microfiber cloth or otherwise, there will be water stains which are completely undesirable.
The third method is to use paper towels. Saturate the paper towels with vinegar the end cover the faucet with the paper towels. Let them sit for 10 minutes. Remove if you see visible changes. Let it sit longer if you see no visible changes. Sprinkle baking soda to neutralize the vinegar. Wash the faucet thoroughly with water and Dab with the help of a towel to dry it.
How to clean the drain with vinegar
Take two pots. Fill one pot with water and the other with equal parts of water and vinegar. Keep both the parts on heat till they start boiling. The first step is to pour boiling hot water in your drain. Pour only half of this water. Wait for 5 minutes and then pour the vinegar solution down the drain. Let that sit for 10 minutes and then put the rest of the boiling hot water. In the end, just open your faucet and let the cold water run down the drain.
How to clean washbasin with the help of vinegar
Take a pot and heat equal parts of water and vinegar. Do not let it come to a boil. Pour this water all around the sink or washbasin and let it sit for 5 minutes. If you notice any specific dirty areas, scrub them with the toothbrush or a sponge. After scrubbing let it sit for 5 minutes and pour warm water over the sink or washbasin. Scrub any problematic areas one last time. Then rinse it thoroughly with cold water. You may also sprinkle baking soda in order to neutralize the vinegar.
How to clean stains with the help of vinegar
All you need is a good towel and vinegar. The towel is not necessarily supposed to be made of cloth; you may use paper towels as well. Just saturated the towel in vinegar and spread it over the stain. Let it sit for 15 minutes. The towel should have absorbed the stain. If not, let it sit for some more time. End with neutralizing the stain with the help of sprinkling baking soda and wiping with another clean towel. You may also use water to rinse the stain properly.
How to clean the toilet bowl with vinegar
In a pot, mix equal parts vinegar and water. Put the pot on the stove and heat the mixture till it boils. Pour this boiling mixture on the toilet bowl. Let it sit for half an hour and then scrub any leftover grease or grime. Let that sit as well for 10 minutes. In the meantime, boil water in another pan and rinse the toilet bowl with the help of that hot water. Flush the toilet to end the process.
How to clean drain strainers with vinegar
It will be best if your drain strainers are removable. If so, you can just soak them for one or two hours in a solution which contains equal parts of water and vinegar. The changes will be visible to you and when you think that the strainer has been cleaned properly, you may remove and wash it thoroughly. If your drain strainer is not removable, with the help of a toothbrush apply vinegar directly on the strainer. Let it sit for about 30 minutes. The changes should be visible, if not, apply more vinegar and let it sit. Pour hot water over the strainer to remove the vinegar once it has been cleaned. You may also take help of a toothbrush to clean out the strainer.
How to clean glass shelves and Windows with vinegar
Mix equal parts of water and vinegar and put them in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on glass shelves and Windows with hard water stains. Let the solution work on the glass for about 2 hours. You may scrub with the help of a sponge or a brush after that time period. In the end with the help of warm water, clear out the vinegar. You may do it by simply pouring water and wiping it down with the help of a good squeegee. If you are looking forward to buying a squeegee, we suggest Jet Clean Home, Bathroom, & Shower Squeegee Window Cleaner – Easy Squeegee 3-Size Pro-All Purpose for Washing Glass, Mirror, Shower, Window, Auto. Click here to see it on amazon
Dry the glass properly with the help of a good quality microfiber cloth or else there will be water stains on the glass.
How to clean a bathroom shower curtain with vinegar
The most generic stains on a shower curtain are of hard water and this section will help you get rid of them. Most shower curtains these days are made of plastic. Spread your shower curtain on the floor and pour warm water over it. While it is wet, pour vinegar over it and wait for 5 minutes. Then with the help of a brush or a sponge, scrub the shower curtain properly. This will remove most of the stains on your shower curtain. In the end, pour a mixture of water and baking soda. There should be one cup baking soda in 10 cups water. Scrub with this mixture as well and wash the shower curtain properly. You need to dry the shower curtain on your own with the help of microfiber cloth or towel. If you let it air dry, it will sustain water stains which will defeat the whole purpose of cleaning the shower curtain.
How to clean bathtub with vinegar
Fill half of the spray bottle with warm water and the rest half of it with vinegar. Spray this mixture evenly over the tub. Let it stand for 15 minutes. If you notice any particular grease or grime, you may scrub with the help of a sponge after the 15 minutes. Rinse the tub with the help of warm water. To avoid any water stains, dry the bathtub with the help of a towel.
How to clean showerhead with vinegar
If your shower head is removable, then let it soak in a vinegar solution. To prepare the vinegar solution, you need to add 1 cup vinegar in 5 cups water. Let the shower head completely immerse in the solution and let it be there overnight. Next morning wash the showerhead thoroughly with warm water. If your shower head is not removable, then spray vinegar directly on the showerhead and let it sit for one or two hours. Then with the help of warm water wash the showerhead. Use a towel to dry the shower head properly.